Powder Horn: The Idig-Ransier (R-63), Two-Sides Depicted, with a Vignette Scene of The Burning of American Ships at Fort Clinton, near West Point, New York
Watercolor, brown and black ink and wash, gouache, graphite, and gold metallic pigment with selective glazing on beige paper
Overall: 10 15/16 x 14 1/4 in. ( 27.8 x 36.2 cm )
inscriptions: Signed bottom left: Rufus A. Grider Feb.25, 1890
Signed and inscribed at lower left below horn in brown ink: "Rufus A Grider Feb. 25 1890."; inscribed at lower right: "The IDIG / RANSIER / POWDER HORN.", followed by a brief history of the horn; at upper left beside vignette: "BURNING of American Vessels..."; at lower center in graphite: "Jacob Idig was captured at Oriskany battle...RA Grider 1896 Nov. 12."
Gift of Isaac J. Greenwood
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